Why does my cat attack me every now and then?

Why does my cat attack me every now and then?

Cats usually display fear aggression when they feel threatened, especially when cornered. Initially the cat tends to show defensive body language and will attempt to avoid the person they are afraid of, but when cornered they may become quite aggressive.

What causes sudden aggression in an older cat?

-Aggression with a medical origin is also common. Pain is the most sudden medical cause for sudden aggression, particularly in older cats or those who have always had a calm temperament.

Is it normal for a cat to be aggressive?

Aggression in cats is not uncommon, but it’s unusual for it to be serious enough for people to seek professional help. Feline aggression is absolutely treatable; but to do it right may take considerable time and effort. With cat-to-human aggression, the roots almost always lie with the person.

What kind of aggression does an intact cat have?

Intact cat aggression includes both maternal aggression (totally normal behavior in a new mother when defending her kittens), and territorial tomcat aggression. Intact cats, both male and female, tend to be more aggressive as well as highly territorial ; and they are also apt to spray urine on any and all convenient surfaces.

Is it common for cats to attack you?

Wow…that sounds like a scary situation! It is not common for a cat to suddenly attack repeatedly like this. At first when I read your question I thought that perhaps this was a little play aggression. Sometimes if we are playing or petting with a cat they will get overstimulated and then bite.

-Aggression with a medical origin is also common. Pain is the most sudden medical cause for sudden aggression, particularly in older cats or those who have always had a calm temperament.

Aggression in cats is not uncommon, but it’s unusual for it to be serious enough for people to seek professional help. Feline aggression is absolutely treatable; but to do it right may take considerable time and effort. With cat-to-human aggression, the roots almost always lie with the person.

Intact cat aggression includes both maternal aggression (totally normal behavior in a new mother when defending her kittens), and territorial tomcat aggression. Intact cats, both male and female, tend to be more aggressive as well as highly territorial ; and they are also apt to spray urine on any and all convenient surfaces.

Why does the new cat attack the old cat?

The new cat will almost “stalk” the old cat, or rather she’ll watch her from afar, and then if the old cat walks by, the new cat springs out and either chases her and tackles her, or ends up cornering her in the living room. So you think I should NOT punish the new cat or interfere when she attacks?